Every organization has its stakeholders, irrespective of its size, nature, structure and purpose. The stakeholders can be any person or entity, who influence and can be influenced by the organization’s activities. Stakeholders can be categorized as internal and external stakeholders. Those who works with in the organization are known as internal stakeholder. Physicians, nurses and hospital management in my case are internal stakeholders. External stakeholders are those not employed by hospital but they have a say in hospital operations such as Licensing or Accreditation agencies like (Joint Commission), patients,policy makers, labor unions and care givers. Change is often difficult to implement because of inertia and so many competing interests. Certain elements must be in place in an organization for change to take hold: an agreed-on direction for the practice, a functional and effective leadership structure, and a culture that promotes and rewards change.
Stakeholder buy-in is the glue that binds all elements of a project together and ensures that the change will actually happen”.( May, 2016). It is important to have the backing of the decision makers/stakeholders both within and outside of an organization to successfully push a change project through because: